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Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design

Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (73.27 %)
  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (534 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (6 GB RAM)
  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

This is the rumored "curved screen" version of the Mate 9, meaning that it has a flexible AMOLED screen that is wrapped towards both sides of the glass and metal fusion body, like on the S7 edge. The back is also curved symmetrically with the front, and meets at a point that is just 3mm thick, which Huawei calls "visual thinness." The Porsche Design-ed Mate 9 sports a 5.5" diagonal, and comes in an OLED form with Quad HD resolution. Other than that, it shares the new Kirin 960 chipset that ships with blazing A73 cores, beating even the Snapdragon 821 when it comes to raw power, but upgrades the RAM to 6 GB, and the storage to 256 GB. It also has the same Leica-stamped camera duo on the rear (like the Mate 9), but the finger scanner has been moved to the front here.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0), Emotion UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.98 x 2.95 x 0.30 inches (152 x 75 x 7.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.96 oz (169 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (157 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Metal
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Black

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 534 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 73.27 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):

      Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

      • 27 mm
    • Optical zoom:
      • 2.0 x
    • Hardware Features:
      • Dual-camera (20-megapixel, F2.2 aperture), Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Laser, Phase detection), CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • HiSilicon Kirin 960
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali-G71 MP8
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 6 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 256 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 4000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Polymer

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A, HSPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Nov 2016

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • € 1359

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